Families in Clatsop County are invited to attend Astoria Parks and Recreation’s free community swim day at the Astoria Aquatic Center to celebrate water safety along with the United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association and the Astoria Parks, Recreation, and Community Foundation.
The free community swim day will offer families resources needed to teach children and individuals the importance of water and boat safety, along with opportunities for health and wellness provided by the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department.
“This is not only a celebration of our wonderful facility and the resources we offer to encourage life-long learning to the community,” said Terra Patterson, Aquatic Center Supervisor, “we live in an area surrounded by water, and being that the Center for Disease Control has reported that 1 out of 5 drowning deaths are children under the age of 14, we think it critical to teach parents and showcase the resources offered through the City and through our partners on how we might prevent these tragic accidents.”
Families with children under the age of eight years old, and who intend on spending time in the pool, are expected to accompany their children in the pool. Families will also have an opportunity to learn about scholarships available for swim lessons and Astoria Parks & Recreation memberships.
WHAT: Community Free Swim Day at the Astoria Aquatic Center
WHO: Astoria Parks & Recreation, United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association, and The Astoria Parks, Recreation, and Community Foundation
WHEN: January 13, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
WHERE: Astoria Aquatic Center, 1997 Marine Drive
For any questions on the event, please contact Terra Patterson, Aquatic Center Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (503) 325-7027.